Sugaree-> Little Red Rooster, Friend Of The Devil, My Brother Esau, Bird Song, Hell In A Bucket-> Deal Touch Of Grey-> Samson & Delilah, To Lay Me Down, Women Are Smarter, Terrapin Station-> Drums-> The Wheel-> I Need A Miracle-> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad-> Good Lovin', E: Revolution
reDAE of very same audio CD as used for previous fileset, seeded to abgd by Skankweed
April 9, 2014 Subject:
I love reading that some of you below were here for the MIRACLE ON ICE . I wish I could change the font and make those CAP'S EVEN BIGGE. Many props to the dead yet miracle on ice will NEVE be duplicated. Thanks for your reviews
July 25, 2010 Subject:
i've admittedly only listened to this SBD portion of the show but what's here is just great. everyone else is right on target; the opening sugaree, bird song and deal area all really hot. sugaree does meander a bit but the jam overall is so enjoyable it's easy to overlook. this is a keeper for sure and so far fall '83 has been kind to me...
June 24, 2008 Subject:
Hot hot hot show. One of the best of the 80s
I'm a '60s to 70's fan in general (I love those freewheeling experimental days) and I too have looked for eighties shows and found a number in 80, 81, 82, 87 and 89 that I thought were outstanding, even one from 1993 that was a real suprise. But for the most part I never found a show that rivalled that best from the '70s, until now that is. This show is amazing. Folks have said that this Sugaree is the best, I don't know about that but I always thought the Dead never nailed that song until about 1979 and boy do they nail it here. But how about Bird Song? OMFG! and Deal is, and I can't believe I'm saying this, the best version I've ever heard bar none. Jerry and company just wail. Too bad this stream is only of the 1st set because if the second set is as good this would be the best Dead show from the eighties I've heard. The energy is sky high, Bobby's rhythm, Bill and Mickey, and the man Jerry are playing with a power and swagger they rarely matched during this time period and let's not forget Brent and Phil who are both spot on. Would someone tell me why this wasn't a Dick's Pick? The one from '83 Vol.6 is weak and really sloppy. By comparison, well there is no comparison.
January 26, 2008 Subject:
I grew up in Lake Placid - but was passing time at a boarding school in Maine in the early 80's. My first show was at the Lewiston Fairgrounds in September of 1980. Figuring out ways to leave school and hit as many fall and spring shows in the northeast as we could became a major past time during 4 years in prep school.
Returning home to Lake Placid for this show is a great memory that is now even greater after listening to this superb recording of the first set.
I checked out of the "scene" in 1987 after seeing 150 or so shows, and frankly, listened to very little of their music for years and years. I am now just getting back into the band - it has been wonderful fun listening to their music again - a lot.
Hearing this show again brings me right back to the Olympic Center (where I saw the US beat the Russians in 1980) and reminds that there was once a time when the "scene" was really pure and true. Thanks uploading this one...
July 11, 2007 Subject:
Friend of the Deal
Breakin out a few of the war horses for this one. Wish Franklin was there this night. This was towards the end of my touring. Good times...
June 6, 2007 Subject:
My first show, almost....
I grew up in Lake Placid, and was there for the Miracle on Ice in 1980. Since my sister and all of her friends were going and half the town, I decided I would get a ticket too. I was a local kid so I knew the ticket lady and she hooked me up with a floor seat, 10 or 11th row i think. The day of the concert, I couldn't remember where I had hidden my ticket. With no ticket in hand, I just walked to the show anyway. The parking lot next to Mirror lacked was packed with heads. I actually saw a couple making love on the roof of their ca As I was only 12 at the time, I was blown away. I listened to the show behind the Olympic Arena (now the Herb Brooks Olympic Arena) on the steep hill out back. We used the neighboring woods as a local party spot. I spent my first show sharing a beer-ball with some local friends and some adopted heads hanging out listening to the dead play-on inside while we got drunk and watched the stars.
This is the first board of have heard of that show. And being an aging head myself, I am crying a bit, hearing what I missed. I found the ticket a few weeks later. Oh well.
Another vote for Dicks Pick
May 17, 2007 Subject:
I want to say "Great Sugaree..." but then it comes to mind about how stunning everything was at this show. Even the Good Lovin' is raging with Bobby doing a great job on "even a blind man knows' lyrics, the GDTRFB is shredding, To Lay Me Down so sweet...
Ashes Rising: totally agree! I had never (nor have ever) seen everyone dancing hand in hand around a concourse. Truly everyone plaiying in the heart of gold band for a few minutes that seemed eternal. And the band was clearly grooving on that because it was so visible around the entire arena... what a seriously high time. One of those shows that you don't hear a lot about, just like the Boyz in general; our secret.
There were the 2 Stephens we were all so high on at the time, but this was our Family show in that small arena where 'the miracle' happened in 1980. We weren't into hockey, but that town, that place in the beautiful Adirondacks.. EVERYTHING was happening at this show.. absolutely exquisite, and then Revolution to end... how sweet it is...
August 14, 2005 Subject:
My archive collection has had a big hole in it ranging from 80-88. I've just not found much to get excited about, but this set is a big exception! I started by listening to the songs from the other copy. I could tell the boys were hitting it right espcially for the first set, but I just could not get into the audiance tape. So, I gave this copy a try and about fell out of my chair; totally blown away! The recording is a bit bright and in places the mix has Jerry's guitar toned down too much, but even with that this is a stellar performance. Maybe the best Sugaree or at least on par with my favorite of 12-28-79. This first set is one of the strongest I've heard.
July 12, 2005 Subject:
The Gods Smile on Lake Placid - Oct. 1983
"Something" special occured this evening for the boys. Check it out: Jerry plays all the songs from his "White Album" EXCEPT for "Loser..." And he drops a soul-full, heart-felt "To Lay Me Down" on our hearts and minds during the second set -- when was the last time that happened, if ever, since Brent joined the band? And then to see the people hand-in-hand dancing around the concourse during the "Wheel" --- when had that ever happened?? This show was one in which the gods were smiling and they all came out on a brisk autumn evening to see their favorite band and its followers waltz through the heavens. This show is why we love Jerry as much as we do.
May 21, 2005 Subject:
A long awaited sbd
I had this audience tape right around 84 and ever since, wish that this day would happen. Wishes do come true. I like that review saying the guy would be content if Sugaree had been the only song...Listen and comprehend.
May 14, 2005 Subject:
I've been waiting to dig this one up for years. The flow from one song to the next delightful, soulful, and without flaw.
May 3, 2005 Subject:
It's like the same only different, like a DREAM!
I've had an audience recording of this show for 18 years and then aud DL from this website, but this soundboard is like a dream, I can hear Brent and never really heard him before on the other recordings and Phil is much crisper. Cool as it gets. One of my favorite shows just got cooler. THANK YOU FOR THIS RECORDING! The best of both worlds, having my cake and eating it too...
early 80's meltdown -
April 24, 2005 Subject:
Hot Sugaree no dout...
April 13, 2005 Subject:
A SBD! Damn! Damn! Damn!
Although an audience is ideal for the energy of this 1st set, it's SO FREAKING COOL to finally hear a soundboard of this. WOW!